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A Recipe For A Less-Stressful Thanksgiving During Divorce

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.19.2015 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

Divorce is an ugly experience that throws your family into disarray. (Things get better, of course, but it takes time.) Thanksgiving, on the other hand, is a holiday dedicated to being grateful and spending time with family.

To Tell or Not to Tell: How to Take the High Road with Your Kids When Your Ex Had an Affair

Christina Pesoli | Posted 11.15.2014 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

When it comes to your kids, taking the high road requires putting their best interests first. But in this situation, it can be hard to tell what that means, exactly. Blind curves and poor signage make it difficult to tell one road from the next.

These Divorced Parents' Secret Regrets Are Utterly Heartbreaking

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.17.2014 | Divorce

It's common to feel guilty after divorce, and that guilt is increased tenfold if you're a parent. You know -- or at least are reasonably sure -- your ...

7 Ways Divorce Affects Kids, According To The Kids Themselves

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.28.2014 | Divorce

If you're a parent considering divorce, fear of the unknown can drive you nuts. How will this affect the kids, you wonder. Will their grades slip? Wil...

10 Signs Your Kid Is Adjusting Well To The Divorce

Posted 07.20.2014 | Divorce

By Wendi Schuller for It is easy post-divorce to be in the survival mode and not really notice if there are any red flags regardin...

13 Utterly Heartbreaking Questions Kids Ask About Divorce

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.17.2014 | Divorce

There are few parenting moments more difficult than having to answer your kids' questions about the divorce. No matter how much you prepared yourse...

The Best Gift Divorced Parents Can Give Their Kids

Amy Arndt | Posted 07.27.2014 | Divorce
Amy Arndt

If your primary goal is to protect your children from pain, by simply handling situations with your former spouse in a positive manner, the children reap the benefits.

11 Things All Divorced Parents Need To Hear

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.21.2014 | Divorce

Your divorce may have been a drawn-out, dramatic mess but if you want your kids to come out unscathed, your co-parenting relationship with your ex nee...

12 Things Kids Think About Divorce But Are Too Afraid To Say

Posted 04.20.2014 | Divorce

By Tara Kennedy-Kline for YourTango Divorce can really suck. Two people, at one time so in love they committed to spend the rest of their lives to...

11 Things Every Single Parent Needs To Know

Posted 03.11.2014 | Divorce

Jumping into parenting is daunting enough with a partner. When you're a single parent going it alone, the stakes seem that much higher. From diaper du...

7 Pieces Of Advice All Co-Parents Need To Hear

Posted 02.25.2014 | Divorce

For many of us, a post-divorce relationship with our ex is never going to be completely drama-free. But while we might wrangle with our former spo...

'Tis the Season to Take Deep Breaths

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.27.2014 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

Are you a divorced mom? Is your relationship with your ex more scary than merry? If so, the holidays can make for some extra rough sledding. And there's nothing quite like co-parenting with a grinchy ex to put you in a bah humbug state of mind.

How My Divorce Made Me A Better Mom

Posted 10.20.2013 | Divorce

Written by Jenny Erikson on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir I stayed married for a looooong time past the point where I wanted to call it quits. I had a...

11 Things No One Tells You About Single Parenting

Posted 10.04.2013 | Divorce

When you suddenly find yourself raising your kids on your own, the impulse to read everything you can find on single parenting and the impact of divor...

How to Be A Smarter Mom (Not A Martyr Mom!) Post-Divorce

Christina Pesoli | Posted 11.27.2013 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

So, you got a divorce and now you have a raging case of parental guilt. You want to make up for the hell your kids have endured, but you're smart enough to know that buying them things is not the right way to go about it.

What My Kids Taught Me About Divorce

Posted 09.05.2013 | Divorce

You can't help but worry about your kids' well-being when you're getting a divorce. You read every book you can find on child-centered divorce and ben...

20 Ways Divorce Makes You A Better Parent

Posted 09.04.2013 | Divorce

Divorce will inevitably change your relationship with your kids, but that change doesn't have to be for the worst. On Wednesday, HuffPost blogger and ...

Should You Ever Stay Together For The Kids?

Posted 05.17.2013 | Divorce

Should you stick it out in a bad marriage for the sake of your kids? That's the question HuffPost Live tackled earlier this week in a segment delv...

The Advice Every Divorced Parent Needs To Hear

Posted 05.15.2013 | Divorce

When you're in the middle of divorce and exhausted by arguments with your ex and meetings with your attorney, it's a sad reality that you're sometimes...

LOOK: The Sweet Mother's Day Note One Divorcée Received

Posted 05.13.2013 | Divorce

There's no question that the first Mother's Day after divorce can be difficult, if not downright depressing. That's why we were so impressed by th...

5 Healthy Ways To Comfort Your Kids Post Split

Christina Pesoli | Posted 10.30.2012 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

Admit it. You feel guilty about your divorce. So guilty, in fact, that you want to buy your kids presents to try to make it up to them.

Why Bashing Your Ex Is Bad For The Kids

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 06.18.2012 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

I know it's challenging sometimes not to criticize your ex, especially when you feel totally justified in doing so. Find a friend or therapist to vent to. Don't do it around your children.